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November 9, 2018

Top stories this week on just-style…

Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how the volume of US apparel imports saw a downturn month-on-month in September as the back-to-school season came to an end, the latest monthly round-up of updates to key free trade agreements, and how M&S' supply chain is getting a revamp to boost growth.

By Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how the volume of US apparel imports saw a downturn month-on-month in September as the back-to-school season came to an end, the latest monthly round-up of updates to key free trade agreements, and how M&S’ supply chain is getting a revamp to boost growth.

Bangladesh leads US apparel import growth in September The volume of US apparel imports saw a downturn month-on-month in September as the back-to-school season came to an end. Imports into the country from China regained their upward trajectory, however, despite ongoing trade tensions between the two countries, while Bangladesh booked the month’s highest gain. 

re:source monthly trade programme roundup – October 2018 The latest monthly round-up of updates to key free trade agreements and trade preference programmes involving the US, EU and Japan covers developments in October 2018. Trade agreements, rules of origin, tariffs and schedules are all covered in depth in the re:source by just-style strategic planning tool.

Vietnam garment exports rise on US-China trade war Vietnam’s garment exports are expected to increase by nearly 15% this year, new figures show, boosted by the escalating trade spat between the US and China.

M&S revamping weak supply chain to gear up for growth The CEO of UK retailer Marks & Spencer has said every aspect of the company including its supply chain is set to undergo “scrutiny and change” as it sets a timeframe of three to five years to return the business to profitable growth.

Bangladesh wage board finalises proposal, despite objections The wage board for Bangladesh’s readymade garment sector has finalised its proposed minimum monthly wage, despite objections from trade unions and factory owners.

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